Cohn picks up big­gest prize but by a whisker

Game swung ei­ther way with 21-20 giv­ing him men’s ti­tle

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim­street@trin­i­tymir­

ALAN Cohn was the busiest man on the green as Che­sham Bowls Club staged their an­nual club fi­nals over the week­end.

Cohn fea­tured in five fi­nals in all, win­ning the big­gest prize on of­fer when he took the men’s cham­pi­onship in a thrilling contest with Mick Sk­erry.

The match swung one way then the other be­fore Cohn fi­nally tri­umphed by the nar­row­est of mar­gins 21-20, but it was not all a story of suc­cess for the sin­gles cham­pion.

He nar­rowly lost the hand­i­cap fi­nal to Dave Sta­ples (21-19) and though vic­tor and van­quished teamed up for the pairs fi­nal, vic­tory went to Keith Pa­trick and Dave Coles 21-19 again the score.

Cohn’s other two bat­tles for sil­ver­ware were against another stal­wart Howard Cave with hon­ours fin­ish­ing even be­tween the pair.

Cave romped home 21-7 in the Vet­er­ans’ Cup, but Cohn got re­venge in the John Coles Trophy, beat­ing his friend and ri­val by three sets to two. Cham­pion Sue Springell; Che­sham Bowls Club Men’s Cham­pion Alan Cohn; Che­sham Bowls Club Town Cup win­ners Angie Pea­cock and Colin Webb Pho­tos con­trib­uted

The ladies sin­gles proved another close af­fair with Sue Springell bat­tling through to beat Pat Rodgers 21-18 and the win­ner cel­e­brated by also car­ry­ing off the ladies drawn pairs in company with Mo Bai­ley after they beat Jackie Bate­man and Mar­garet Den­ham 26-8.

There was bet­ter news for Bate­man in the mixed drawn pairs where she and Brian Wright over­came Keith Rat­ford and Fay Green 20-13 and she was top of the class again in the hand­i­cap event where she de­feated Court­ney Har­vey 2115.

Court­ney Har­vey’s con­so­la­tion came by way of the 2-wood com­pe­ti­tion’s top prize after she beat green 17-6, Frank McCart­ney win­ning the men’s equiv­a­lent thanks to a 19-9 suc­cess over Michael Nash.

The Neems Com­pe­ti­tion for bowlers with less than five years’ ex­pe­ri­ence saw Donna Har­vey beat Nathan Har­vey 21-14, while the trio of Peter Hor­ton, Brian Wright and Roger El­lis­ton took the triples crown cour­tesy of a con­vinc­ing 21-8 win over Chris Fillery, Ge­off Den­ham and Chris Har­vey.

The Che­sham Cup though headed the way of Broad­way BC’s pair Angie Pea­cock and Colin Webb after they beat the hosts’ duo of Coles and Peter Hor­ton 24-14.

Hand­ing out the tro­phies was club pres­i­dent Nor­man Green (from left) Che­sham Bowls Club Ladies


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